Covid: Spain makes PCR test mandatory for travelers arriving from France

By Caroline J. Published November 15, 2020 at 12:18 p.m. Updated November 15, 2020 at 12:18 p.m.

Faced with the Coronavirus pandemic which continues in Europe, Spain is further tightening the conditions for entry into its territory. As of November 23, 2020, travelers from 65 countries considered to be at risk will have to undergo a PCR test if they wish to enter Spain by air or sea. France is affected by this new measure.

Germany, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Slovakia, not to mention France … in total, 65 countries considered at risk (i.e. having an incidence rate equal to or greater than 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) will have to comply with new sanitary measures from spain. The country, which is fighting like many others against the Coronavirus pandemic, has in fact decided to harden entry conditions on its soil.

So, from November 23, 2020, travelers from these 65 target countries, including France, must undergo a PCR test if they wish travel to Spain by plane or boat.

As stated in Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France, ” From 23 November, a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before arrival and the result of which is negative, is required when entering Spanish territory by air (airports) or sea (ports) ». « Travelers in transit are not affected »Specifies the ministry. In case of non-presentation of a negative PCR test on arrival, ” a dissuasive financial penalty is foreseen ».

In addition to this presentation of a negative PCR test, any passenger wishing to travel to Spain by plane must complete a form personal and non-transferable.

On the other hand, unlike last spring, during the first wave of the virus, land borders are not subject to controls.

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